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Will Potter recommends

The investigative journalist shares further reading about the challenges of eco-activism.

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    After Activists Covertly Expose Animal Cruelty, Should They Be Targeted with "Ag-Gag" Laws?

    Democracy Now, April 9, 2013

    I debated an agriculture industry spokesperson about ag-gag laws. Host Amy Goodman does a wonderful job, as usual, of moving the conversation forward and thoroughly covering the topic.

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    Meet the Punk Rocker Who Can Liberate Your FBI File

    Will Potter
    Mother Jones, November 13, 2013

    Lawfully investigating how and why the FBI is focusing its resources on 'eco-terrorists' is, in itself, being treated as a national security threat.

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    When an Activist Falls in the Rain Forest Does It Make A Sound? [Must register to view]

    Will Potter
    Foreign Policy, April 23, 2014

    Violence against environmentalists has escalated to an all-time high globally.

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    If a Tree Falls: A Story of the Earth Liberation Front

    Oscilloscope Laboratories, 2011

    Marshall Curry's Oscar-nominated documentary follows Daniel McGowan, a former Earth Liberation Front member, as he prepares for prison as a 'terrorist.' (See if you can spot me in the forest with Daniel and the camera crew.)

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    The Terror Factory

    Trevor Aaronson
    Ig Publishing, 2013

    This is the kind of journalism that should prompt Congressional hearings. It is a damning exposé of how the government’s front line against terrorism has become a network of snitches at the end of their ropes, and FBI agents desperate to thwart a terrorist plot even if it means creating one.

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    The Do-It-Yourself Guide to Fighting the Big Motherfuckin' Sad

    Adam Gnade
    Pioneers Press, 2013

    I write about pretty depressing stuff, to put it mildly, and on some days that darkness feels overwhelming. This slim volume by Adam Gnade hit home for me and countless others because it's written with a raw mix of compassion, tough love and an outlaw spirit. It's a must for anyone trying to fight the good fight.